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Definition: 'Rapoport-Luebering Shunt'

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Rapoport-Luebering shunt

Type: Term

Pronunciation: rap′ŏ-pōrt lū′bĕr-ing

Definitions:
1. part of the glycolytic pathway characteristic of human erythrocytes in which 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate (2,3-P2Gri) is formed as an intermediate between 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate and 3-phosphoglycerate; 2,3-P2Gri is an important regulator of the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.

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